Cha-Cha-Cha

There was one of those Facebook posts going around not too long ago that said something like this; “Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.” (I later found out the quote is attributed to author Robert Brault) And at the timeContinue reading “Cha-Cha-Cha”

Build Me Up Break Me Down

I’ve realized I spend an awful lot of my time trying to form habits… the good ones, the productive and creative ones. Whether it is with my running, my health, finances, or my academics, I would say I am a bit obsessed with habits, and rituals. In my first year of my PhD I readContinue reading “Build Me Up Break Me Down”

Homesickness…Nostalgia…

One of the hardest things about doing this PhD and all the travelling that comes with it, is the constant transitions. I would say jet lag plays a huge part but even more than that is getting used to the two hugely different “lifestyles” that I have to step into as I jet back andContinue reading “Homesickness…Nostalgia…”

They tried to make me go to Rehab…

I’m not running. It just would be silly- I want to be running when I’m 80- so I have to get a handle on this injury now. So no marathon, no 1/2 not even an 8K- I am lying low. I tried Moksha yoga this week and loved it. I would say it was myContinue reading “They tried to make me go to Rehab…”

Not waving but drowning…

I really think I need a different hobby… This running thing is KILLING me, which is kind of strange since I have been running very little lately. I’ve been THINKING about running a great deal and driving myself insane… I need to figure out this IT band thing, and I need to figure out aContinue reading “Not waving but drowning…”